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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L front end VIN: WBAGJ632XS
car has a continued problem of steering wobble at 48-54 mph.was more severe before center link was replaced but still there.all bushings appear ok as well as ball joints and tie rod ends. when wobble occurs turning the wheel slightly in either direction makes ...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
vehicle came in with check engine light on, found both front o2 sensors were bad. replaced o2 sensors, cleared codes and road tested vehicle. customer returned 2 days later and vehicle now has codes 202(p0170), 203(p0173), 227(p1188), 228(p1189). i checked ove... Trouble codes: 202 (o2 sensor control limit cyl 1-3), 203 (o2 sensor control limit cyl 4-6), 227 (mixture deviation cyl 1-3), 228 (mixture deviation cyl 4-6)
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L aux.fan VIN: WBADD6328V
Good Day Gang, I have this E39 with an inoperative aux.fan. There is no power to fuse #75 (50amp) I checked the low and high speed relays. Fuses in glove box are good. There is a stage 3 relay part#[...] that if I jump the big red wire to the other big ...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33464
this is a m56 engine.this car originally came in with a complaint of poor acceleration/ no power and also that the car was using a LOT of oil (about a quart every 30 miles!).there were no outside leaks, and we confirmed the the car was burning all that oil on ... Trouble codes: 0411 (secondary air system incorrect flow), 0430 (catalyst system efficincy below threshold banks 12)
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1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L compressor VIN: SALHC1344P
Hi. On this Rover the A/C compressor does not engage. Fuses and refrigerant are OK. The compressor clutch relay at the right kick-panel has control and main power. Grounding the coil (terminal #85) energizes the relay; the compressor kicks on and the A/C works...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA70E7P
Customer brought in car with cranking no start. Other shop said car needed computer. We diagnosed bad ignition control module possibly due to bad harness. We installed refurbished module that required two new ignition coils for warranty. Car started and ran bu... Trouble codes: 01 (CAN No Communication from EZL/AKR), 02 (CAN No communication CC/EA)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB54EOX
ac works intermittently fuses good pressure good
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J31
Hello, The car I'm working on is a 2001 Mercedes S500 in the shop. The car came in with the MIL on, pulled codes p2083(Left 02 sensor(G3/5),after TWC, p2010(Right 02 sensor(G3/6),after TWC.Well to make a long story short, I replaced the rear o2 sensors,MIL st... Trouble codes: P2083, P2010
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1994 Other European 348 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 7FFRG43A7R
Check engine light for 5-8cyls on at times - engine sluggish. extract codes 41 and 21 from left (5-8) ecu and codes 11 and 21 from right ecu (1-4) I am guessing that 11 may be a ignition code since extracting codes were done with koeo and 21 maybe a end code l... Trouble codes: 41 (left ecu), 21 (left ecu), 11 (right ecu), 21 (left ecu)
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1991 Saab 900 2.0L ABS warning light VIN: YS3AL79L7M
Good Day to all, This Saab conv came in with an ABS warning lamp on. No other warning lights are on. I checked archives and have read that codes can be pulled by jumping 2-pin ABS connector near module under rear seat, then turning ign on and reading ABS flas...
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1977 Triumph TR7 2.0L alternater VIN: ACW32116UA
looking for electrical schematics for charing system having an issue finding info on this car. the alt is not charging. iam 100% the alt is ok its self.at the back of the alternater there is a three wire pronger connecter one for the battery and two for regula...
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1977 Triumph TR7 2.0L alternater VIN: ACW32116UA
looking for electrical schematics for charing system having an issue finding info on this car. the alt is not charging. iam 100% the alt is ok its self.at the back of the alternater there is a three wire pronger connecter one for the battery and two for regula...
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1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGAO166G
We did the transmission in this vehicle about 2 months ago and the customer asked if we would check to see if we could get it running for him. It has a crank no fuel problem. We have it traced down to no power at #5 fuse. We can supply 12 volts there and it st...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E6X
Hello VW guys, Got a Cabrio in the shop for a simple plug replacement. Was extra careful with the wires and used a homemade tool to pull on the bottom of the metal boot shield along with the top to prevent damaging to wire. After installing the plugs (Bosch tw...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, glow plug light on VIN: 3VWRF29M3X
intermittent crank no start hot or cold. once started the glow plug light flashes while running always. engine will die driving on highway. engine oil pressure light comes on when its dieing. tachometer goes when trying to restart after dies. started as a poor... Trouble codes: P0101, P0380
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8844K
Hi Volvo tecs. Car towed in,turns over,no start. Pulled timing cover and set dampener at 0 degrees and found cam gear approximately 4 teeth off of the mark. Notified customer that Alldata call this motor a interference engine. We agreed to replace timing belt ...
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8844K
Hi Volvo tecs. Car towed in,turns over,no start. Pulled timing cover and set dampener at 0 degrees and found cam gear approximately 4 teeth off of the mark. Notified customer that Alldata call this motor a interference engine. We agreed to replace timing belt ...
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8844K
Hi Volvo tecs. Car towed in,turns over,no start. Pulled timing cover and set dampener at 0 degrees and found cam gear approximately 4 teeth off of the mark. Notified customer that Alldata call this motor a interference engine. We agreed to replace timing belt ...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L No vehicle comm VIN: YV1LS61J0Y
This is a first time customer with a complaint of lack of power and a CEL. So far we have not experienced either. I'm not looking for help with the latter but I present this info for background. Since I was unable to reproduce the symptoms I decided to hook up...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L abs module VIN: WAULH64B91
Thank you for the replies In the past I replaced the controller and it worked some replies said had to go to dealer,others said no coding needed and another said it depends so I sent the car to dealer because I was wary ,seeing how you cant even get radio code...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L low brake fluid
This car it is fixed. I appreciate all the help I get. When the customer brought the car back I realize that after to shut off the car the cluster showed (brake linings). Although the pad sensors new I replaced them again and even without reseting the cluster ...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L power steering VIN: WBAAV33471
Thanks for your help. The high pressure hose was the culprit. Replaced hose and all is quiet. Still not sure why the noise. The hose seemed to be open without restriction.
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1988 Jaguar XJ12 Vanden Plas 5.3L fuel tank VIN: SAJBN184XJ
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. THE PROBLEM WAS THE RETURN FUEL SHUT OFF VALVES.I CHANGED BOTH VALVES.THE FAULTY VALVE WAS THE ONE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDC1631542
Customer has been advised that we have the replacement sensor. Told us she would make contact on return from holiday. Weeks have passed with no contact. I think I own the crank sensor.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
To all; Thanks for all the replies. I ended up replacing the left side cat, and that cleared it up. It seems that it was backing up just enough on hard acceleration to cause a misfire on the last cyl on that bank, which in turn caused the pcm to shut off the i... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6 cyl).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJH82J22
Thanks for all the help everyone. I disconnected the left and right front sam modules and the icm {headlamp switch} and the fog lights still stayed on! I don't really see where the fog light go through the sam modules according to the wireing diagram. So i sta...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L oil pressure VIN: YS3ED49Z82
The lack of (measurable)pressure only went away when the engine finally was started. I got some great tips for priming oil systems. Justin said to tilt the engine so that the "water line" was over the oil pump and that it would prime then. It's a good...
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